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3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

Organized: Philadelphia, PA; mustered in 05/20/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Pittsburgh, PA 06/17/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  LCol. John Clark

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps


Unit history

The Regiment saw duty in the defences of Washington DC til Spring of 1862. They were then on the Peninsula and Bull Run Campaigns.

On the Antietam Campaign

"Arriving on the field on the afternoon of September 16th, Lieut. Col. John Clark. Comd'g the Regiment immediately deployed eight companies as skirmishers."

"When the 2nd Brigade advanced on the morning of September 17th, the Regiment fell into line, and 600 yards South of this point became engaged with Hood's Confederate Division".
(from the 3rd Reserve's monument on the field at Antietam National Battlefield)

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #15: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #16: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #11: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #12: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

After the Antietam Campaign

They were at Fredericksburg in December and on the "mud march" of January 1863, but spent the remainder of that year again defending Washington. They campaigned in Western Virginia in 1864, seeing action at Cloyd's Mountain in May.

References & Notes

Unit service details from Dyer.1

We have 32 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtAsh, James D.WIA   09/17
APvtOtten, Heinrich Died   10/12     We have some details for this person
BPvtBidwell, Hiram Died   10/20     We have some details for this person
B CorpDickens, Jesse R.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
B SgtNicholson, Hobart KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
B PvtWhite, Henry MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
B PvtWilliams, Alfred MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
C CorpCroasdale, Benjamin F.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtHendley, Frederick KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D CaptStraub, F. H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E SgtBlaker, John MWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
E PvtBoulton, James WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
ELtGlenn, Edwin Atlee        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtKrewson, Luther MWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
E PvtWilson, David M.WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
E PvtYonker, Samuel WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtLease, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F PvtRusk, Peter KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtBingham, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
G PvtDunbar, Peter KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
G PvtMurray, James WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
G CorpToon, Edward WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
G PvtUbil, William B.Died   10/12     We have some details for this person
GCorpWilson, Richard KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
H PvtBrown, Lewis KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
H SgtCase, Ephraim KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtCrater, Jacob B.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
I SgtRead, Joseph M.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
K CorpBrittain, William J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
K PvtRudolph, Joseph KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SMajBriner, William WIA   09/17
F&SLColClark, John C        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908  [AotW citation 117]